This study led by American College of Surgeons researchers finds that most hospitals that implemented an enhanced recovery program (ERP) for colorectal surgery had difficulty improving process compliance.
Researchers evaluated improvement uniformity among 151 hospitals participating in an 18-month implementation protocol for 6 ERP process measures (oral antibiotics, mechanical bowel preparation, multimodal pain control, early mobilization, early liquid intake, and early solid intake).
Of 906 opportunities for process compliance improvement (151 hospitals x 6 process measures), 663 were included in the study:
The researchers concluded that contrary to published ERP literature, the majority of study hospitals had difficulty improving process compliance. Attention needs to be directed towards improving ERP adoption across all hospital types and cultures.Read More >>